Where to Eat & Drink during Australian Open

Trina S
3min mins read 29 December 2023

Ludlow Bar, Southbank

After its refresh in 2023, Ludlow has returned to the Southbank dining scene with the same riverside views you know and love, but a brand new menu, bar, and some extra charm. Serving up great food & good wine, cold beers, and classy cocktails.

Book a table and enjoy a meal with friends or walk-in for a relaxed drink in the sunshine. Ludlow is only a 25-minute walk along the scenic Yarra River from Melbourne Park and the action of the Australian Open or jump on a Melbourne WaterTaxi that leaves out the front of Southgate.

Book your table at Ludlow here.

BearBrass, Southbank

When you think of riverside dining and drinks, chances are you think of BearBrass! Right on the banks of the Yarra river, BearBrass delivers casual dining, delicious drinks, and guaranteed good times. The beers are cold, the food is tasty, and the view is unbeatable.

Enjoy a meal at BearBrass and then jump on a Melbourne WaterTaxi along the Yarra to Melbourne Park to your next event.  Perfect for the Australian Open in January.  Lunch or Dinner is $60 and includes a main course, a pot of house selected beer or glass of wine & return WaterTaxi Tickets.

Book a table at BearBrass here.

Cookie, Swanston St

Residing in the iconic Curtin House building on Swanston St, Cookie is well-known as one of the best Thai restaurants in Melbourne. Open everyday, Cookie serves decadent Thai dishes, fantastic cocktails, and a buzzing atmosphere.

Just a short tram ride away from Melbourne Park, get the full Melbourne experience by indulging in a meal at Cookie before heading to the Australian Open. Secure a table at Cookie by booking ahead of your visit.

Book your table at Cookie here.

Hophaus, Southbank

Hophaus takes a contemporary twist on the great European Beer Halls to provide a great summer spot for drinks. Featuring a large terrace beer garden overlooking the Yarra River, Hophaus allows you to kick back your feet and enjoy a nice cold beer and a fantastic view.

Only a 20-minute walk from Melbourne Park or jump on a Melbourne Watertaxi that leaves from out the front of Southgate, Hophaus allows you to soak in a glorious view of the Melbourne city before heading on to the Australian Open.

Book a table at Hophaus here.

P.J.O’Brien’s, Southbank

Discover the Craic at P.J’s Melbourne! The well-known Irish pub has something for everyone – whether you’re looking for a nice cold pint of Guinness, a hearty meal, or just a place to kick up your feet and relax.

Just a 20-minute stroll from Melbourne Park or jump on a Melbourne Watertaxi that leaves from out the front of Southgate enjoy a P.J’s experience before heading to the Australian Open or enjoy a nice cold pint and live music after a day of matches.

Book your table at P.J’s here.

Magic Mountain Saloon, Little Collins St

Magic Mountain is a multi-level, modern Thai restaurant located within the Melbourne CBD. Renowned for its authentic Thai flavours and its trendy atmosphere, Magic Mountain is a hidden gem on Little Collins street.

Just a 20-minute walk away from Melbourne Park, Magic Mountain is the perfect stop on your way to or from the Australian Open. Book a table in advance to secure your spot.

Book a table at Magic Mountain here.

The Toff, Swanston St

Just a floor above Cookie, The Toff is an iconic Melbourne venue. Visit their carriage side, which hosts the restaurant and late night cocktail bar. Sip on delicious drinks and enjoy freshly made Thai dishes from Cookie in a private carriage.

Just a short tram ride away from Melbourne Park, The Toff is a perfect place to enjoy a cocktail after the Australian Open.

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Turf Sports Bar, Queen St

Catch all the Australian Open action from the comfort of Turf Bar in 2024.   Come down and enjoy the tennis Live & Loud at Turf.

Just a short tram ride away from Melbourne Park, come before or after or kick back and relax at Turf.

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